School is not normal. Instruction is not normal. Student engagement is not normal. So why are we still giving grades as normal?
To help parents and school nurses talk to parents with these concerns, last week, Coursera launched a free online course, “COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents.” The self-paced course can be completed at any time and takes less than two hours.
Philanthropist and school choice advocate Janine Yass teamed up with the Center for Education Reform, to award $5 million in RESCUE Grants to Chicago private and charter schools with the “capacity and interest in expanding quickly.”
We need to look to and elevate the leaders and communities that are actually building positively toward the empowerment of their students and schools. If our children see only dysfunction, we’ll only see more of it when it’s their turn running the show—unless the goal is to show students what not to do when they hold these positions.
Parents are furious over CPS leadership’s staggering lack of planning in the face of Omicron. Today’s CTU labor action can be traced to the district and Mayor Lori Lighfoot’s repeated failure to plan ahead.